Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
Students can get a jump start on earning college credits by taking college courses while they are still in high school through Minnesota's PSEO program. This program allows 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to take college courses with no tuition or book costs, saving both time and money on completing a college degree. PSEO courses may also fulfill high school course requirements and count toward a high school diploma. For full-time PSEO students who begin in their junior year, it is possible to graduate from high school with enough credits for an associates degree. Courses can be taken either on the college campus or online.
Students who choose to participate in PSEO (compared to their peers who did not participate) have higher rates of enrolling in a college or university after high school graduation, have lower rates of required remediation, and have higher rates of earning post secondary degrees.
How to Start
The Minnesota Department of Education will only cover PSEO expenses billed by the institution(s) to which PSEO students have been admitted. PSEO students will be responsible for any tuition, fees, and supplies at any institution(s) to which they are not admitted.